The first man to professionally manage Georges St-Pierre, Stephane Patry, took to the airwaves in Canada to speculate as to the personal problems the champ referred to following his controversial split decision win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167.
Here's what Patry told Quebec's 98.5 FM Sports (Translated by BE member Sweet Scientist):
"Do you have any idea what the personal problems that seem to have haunted him and affected his concentration during these past few weeks or days are?"
Patry: "The only thing that I can think of, that I know of, is that between the period where I was his manager and his current management, he had a manager for three years, a woman named Shari Spencer. It didn't end well between them. When things ended between me and Georges, we stayed good friends but it ended very badly with Shari Spencer and I know she's suing him for several million dollars. I don't know if the lawsuit is advancing against Georges and he's gonna lose it but I don't see another problem. His parents are in good health, his two sisters too and he doesn't have health problems otherwise he couldn't fight. The only thing I could see..."
"Georges doesn't have children?"
Patry: "No, he doesn't have any children either. At the moment he isn't married, he has someone in his life but that's not on this side either that's 100% sure. The only thing I can see is the lawsuit with his former manager."
Spencer guided GSP's career after he parted ways with Patry. GSP split with Spencer in late 2010.
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